News Outdoor users, let your voice be heard

Outdoor users can complete a survey to determine how Land and Water Conservation Fund grants will be distributed in MA over the next five years.
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Media Contact for Outdoor users, let your voice be heard

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If you love the outdoors and value open space and public parks, please complete this survey. Hunters, anglers, hikers, birdwatchers, and other outdoor users are encouraged to complete the survey, which should take about 10 minutes.

The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant program funds a variety of conservation projects in Massachusetts. To remain eligible for these grants, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs must submit a Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) every five years. Input from the survey will be included in the next SCORP and will help determine how LWCF funding will be distributed over the next five years.

Since the program was established in 1965, more than $100,000,000 has been awarded to projects in every county in the state for the acquisition of conservation and park land, development of new parks, or renovation of existing parks. If you have questions or comments related to the survey, please email



Attention municipalities and land trusts
In addition to outdoor users, input from municipal officials and land trusts will also be incorporated in the SCORP. Separate surveys are available below:

Media Contact for Outdoor users, let your voice be heard

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.